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The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the European Parliament, Council and European Commission, on matters relating to the regulatory perimeter under the Capital Requirements Directive/Regulation (CRDIV/CRR). These include the use of Articles 2(5) and 9(2) CRDIV and the interpretation of the terms ‘financial institution’ and ‘ancillary services undertaking’ as defined in the CRR. The Opinion is based on the results of a detailed assessment across the EU of .


The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the different methods of prudential consolidation, which can be applied when certain conditions and criteria are met. The aim of these draft RTS is to ensure that the appropriate method of prudential consolidation is applied for the calculation of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) requirements on a consolidated basis. The con-sultation runs until 09 February 2018.


The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today its final Guidelines on the supervision of significant branches. Prompted by the increasing demand to establish branches across the European Union, these Guidelines are designed to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the Competent Authorities involved in the prudential supervision of significant branches of EU institutions established in another Member State. In particular, these Guidelines will facilitate cooperation and coordinat.


The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Recommendation on the coverage of entities in banking group recovery plans. This Recommendation, addressed to both Competent Authorities and institutions, aims at defining common criteria to identify entities that need to be covered in group recovery plans, as well as the extent of such coverage. These criteria will help institutions avoid a fragmented approach in providing information in recovery plans and gain a better understandin.


The European Banking Authority (EBA) in accordance with its Pillar 2 Roadmap, published in April 2017, launched today a public consultation to review three guidelines aimed at further enhancing institutions’ risk management and supervisory convergence in the supervisory review and examination process (SREP). The revisions focus on stress testing, particularly its use in setting Pillar 2 capital guidance (P2G), as well as interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB). The consultations on all th.


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The European Banking Authority (EBA) acknowledged the adoption by the European Commission of the Implementing Act amending Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 (Implementing Technical Standards on Supervisory Reporting) with regard to amendments to COREP and Additional Monitoring Metrics for liquidity as well as other amendments. The Implementing Act, which is based on the final draft ITS on supervisory reporting submitted by the EBA in April 2017, was adopted by the Commission on 9 November 2017. Its publication in the EU Official Journal is still pending. The amended requirements will apply as of 1 March 2018 (reporting framework v2.7).

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a corrective update ( to the XBRL taxonomy that Competent Authorities shall use for the remittance of data under the EBA Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting. The revised taxonomy will be used for the first report of Financial Reporting (FinRep) requirements compiled under IFRS 9.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report on the peer review carried out to evaluate the implementation of its Guidelines on the criteria for the assessment and identification of other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs) across the EU. Overall, the peer review concluded that the majority of the authorities are compliant with the EBA Guidelines, although some of its requirements have not been fully applied in all jurisdictions.

15/11/2017 – Press releases

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports on the consistency of risk weighted assets (RWAs) across all EU institutions authorised to use internal approaches for the calculation of capital requirements. The reports cover credit risk for large corporate, institutions, and sovereign portfolios (collectively referred to as “low default portfolios” – LDP), as well as market risk. The results confirm previous findings, with the majority of risk-weights (RWs) variability explained by fundamentals. These benchmarking exercises, conducted by the EBA on an annual basis are a fundamental supervisory and convergence tool to address unwarranted inconsistencies and restoring trust in internal models.

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